Affiliate Marketing Networks in South Africa

Performance / Affiliate Marketing is still in it’s infancy in South Africa, yet globally it has come a long way over the past two decades (US 1994) continuing to evolve and diversify as a genuine platform for revenue growth.

With the growth of e-commerce in South Africa, more and more consumers turning toward shopping online even via their mobile devices. It’s time that both advertisers and affiliates start leveraging the revenue opportunities available via affiliate campaigns.

Why Affiliate Marketing?

Affiliate marketing is a great way to build up your income and a great way to monetise your blog / website. In fact, any time you recommend a product or service to your followers, check to see if the advertiser has an affiliate program (usually advertised in their footer links). If so, sign up and use your affiliate link and make a little commission if they happen to buy.

Make more money with your website.

If you’re a blogger, a vlogger (video blogger), or you have your own successful website and have been thinking of strategies in which to monetise it, consider testing the following affiliate networks. There is no reason to not to join them all (joining as a publisher is free after all) as it will give you a larger range of options to choose from when it comes selecting advertisers to partner with.

CJ Affiliate by Conversant

CJ Affiliate by Conversant – CJ was one of the first affiliate networks (1998), and is now one of the largest, and most well-known in the industry. CJ is felt by some to have a technology lead over their competition and is a little more popular with publishers. A very popular professional network that unmatched depth in advertiser verticals and industry categories, including more Internet Retailer Top 500 advertisers than any other network, providing countless opportunities to partner with widely recognized brands.


Zanox – One of Continental Europe’s leading performance advertising network, Zanox offers a wide range of advertiser programmes in the Telco & Services, Retail & Shopping, Travel and Financial Services sectors.


Offerforge – Based in Johannesburg, South Africa, OfferForge offers a wide range of local and international affiliate programmes with high converting offers, a variety of payment methods and commission based agreements.


AdMarula –  offers publishers access to an affiliate marketing network and the opportunity to increase online revenue through CPA, Revenue share, CPL, CPC and Social Media campaigns.

New Affiliate – offers publishers big brands and big conversions, together with their reliable tracking, payments and reporting systems.

Public !deas Affiliate Network



Public-Ideas – One of the main actors in Europe having recently launched offices in Cape Town. Their key advertisers are:,, Cybercellar, Superbalist, Rubybox to name but a few.